Sunday, December 13, 2009
On December 9, 2009 at 12:40 p.m. my wish for a better life was granted. The nurses wheeled into the operating room a woman who has tried all there was to try and still remained overweight. Morbidly obese is the medical term they used. Who me? Morbidly obese? No way! you might say. Yep. That's me. Or at least for now, but not for long. An hour and a half later, they wheeled me out, a woman with hope! I underwent the Lap-Band surgery - Not to be confused with Gastric Bypass surgery, there are many differences. In this procedure, the surgeon made four small 1/2 inch incisions and one larger 3 inch incision and laproscopically inserted an adjustable band around my stomach while keeping all of my organs in tact. This band, creates a smaller pouch for my food to flow into, remaining there and keeping me full until it slowly goes through into the larger stomach area. The band is adjustable with saline injections.
OK, so that's all the technical stuff you need to know. If you'd like to learn more, visit http://www.lapband.com/
My hope in creating this blog is to bring awareness and to share my journey with as many as will follow. I'll be sharing my ups and downs, my good days and bad. With just a little bit of humor, I hope to bring to light the plight of many Americans...food addiction in varying forms and of course, overeating. I'd love to get lots of feedback, particularly if something I share touches you in some way, or even makes you chuckle. I'm not sure how long this journey will take or if I'll ever be "finished" with this weight battle, but I'm opening up and making myself vulnerable. I hope to document this whole process so that someday I will be able to look back and just "remember". I'd love for my children someday to be able to read this too and maybe gain some insight into why their mommy is the way she is.
So, with much prayer and much thought.....BABY I'M ON MY WAY!!!!!